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Lake Michigan and other Great Lakes nearing peak levels

Posted at 2:20 PM, Aug 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-04 15:20:56-04

Lake Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario have all likely reached their peak water levels for 2020 according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Only Superior isn't at its peak level, officials said.

Now, the Army Corps of Engineers said water levels should begin to decline as the year goes on.

"While we expect water levels to decline across most of the Great Lakes, levels still remain extremely high," said John Allis, chief of the Great Lakes Hydraulics and Hydrology Office, Detroit District.

Most recently, Lake Michigan set a new monthly mean record high for July. Engineers believe Lake Michigan will set another new monthly mean high in August, but begin to dip down in the fall.

The Corps said as the fall storm period approaches, those impacted by high water levels last year should start prepping for similar or even worse situations in the next few months.

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